Monday, June 30, 2014

2014 World Cup: Nigeria fails to advance to quarter-final as France knocks them out

France beat Nigeria 2-0 to advance to the quarter-final stage of the 2014 World Cup.

The Super Eagles played very well but France got lucky towards the end of the match.

In an interview after the match coach Keshi said he doesn't know if he will continue as Nigeria's coach.

Red carpet photos + Full list of winners of 2014 BET Awards

Full list of winners of 2014 BET Awards:

Best Male R&B/Pop Artist: Pharrell Williams
Best Group: Young Money
Best Male Hip Hop Artist: Drake
Video Of The Year: Pharrell Williams
Best New Artist: August Alsina
Best Actor: Chiwetel Ejiofor
Best Movie: 12 Years A Slave
Sportsman Of The Year: Kevin Durant
Best International Act UK: Krept And Konan
Viewers Choice Award: August Alsina
Best Female R&B/Pop Artist: Beyonce
Best Collaboration: Beyonce And Jay Z
Best Female Hip Hop Artist: Nicki Minaj
Video Director Of The Year: Hype Williams
Best Gospel Artist: Tamela Mann
Best Actress: Lupita Nyong'o
Youngstars Award: Keke Palmer
Sportswoman Of The Year: Serena Williams
Best International Act Africa: Davido
Centric Award: Jhene Aiko

Check out Tiwa Savage's outfit to the 2014 BET Awards

Tiwa Savagerocked this see-through stunning Valery Kovalska outfit to
the 2014 BET Awards.

Tiwa was nominated for the Best International Act: African category,
but she lost to Davido.

Sunday, June 29, 2014

Photos: Davido wins Best International Act Africa at the 2014 BET Awards

Davido won the Best International Act – Africa award at the 2014 BET Awards.

Davido beat Mafikizolo, Tiwa Savage, Sarkodie and Diamond Platnumz for the win! Congrats to him.

Photos from gospel singer Sinach's white wedding

Gospel singer, Osinachi Kalu popularly known as Sinach yesterday Saturday June 28th wedded her beau, Pastor Joseph at Christ Embassy Church, Ikeja, Lagos. Happy married life to her. See more photos below...

2015 Election: President Jonathan will be banished from Ijaw land if he doesn't contest – Ex-militants

Militants in the Niger Delta, held a procession in the streets of Benin City weekend, calling on President Goodluck Jonathan to declare his intension to run for the 2015 presidential election.

The ex-militants who warned that the President may be banished in Ijaw land if he failed to do so, said they are not happy with some threats and provocative statements coming from the North, asserting that they will not allow any group or individual to intimidate their kinsman.

In a statement signed by the leader of the group, Godstime Ogidigba and Speaker, Peter Edah respectively, they also called on Nigerians to cooperate with the Federal.Government in the fight against Boko Haram, asserting that any attempt to stop Jonathan's presidency will be resisted.

According to the statement, "the call became necessary at a time like this when some individuals and selfish politicians are over heating the polity, making provocative comments, saying Mr President promised them that he will run for just one term as if they are now the constitution of the federal Republic of Nigeria.

"Therefore we warn any group of person or politicians that will attempt to stop Mr President from exercising his fundamental human right, this will put the unity of Nigeria in a great risk. We, therefore call on you to contest the seat of the President.

"That for any reason that make you not to contest come 2015, you should not come back home but remain in Abuja forever".

While expressing confidence that Nigeria will soon overcome the security challenges and the eventual release of the abducted Chibok girls, the repentant militants urged Nigerians to support the transformation agenda of the federal government.

Saturday, June 28, 2014

Photos: Banky W's pant tears on stage

Banky W's pant tears on stage

Banky W's pant got torn on stage yesterday while he was performing at MTN project fame in Lagos.

Charly Boy disgraces Imo State Governor Okorocha at father's burial

 Governor Rochas Okorocha and Charly boy

The first son of late Socrates of the Supreme Court, Justice Chukwudifu Oputa, Charly boy, yesterday disgraced Governor Rochas Okorocha at an Arequiem mass organised for his father in Oguta Local Government Area of Imo State.

Eye witnesses said that the mass which was conducted by the Catholic Bishop of Sokoto Diocese, Rt Rev. Matthew Hassan Kukah at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Oguta, went on smoothly until Okorocha was permitted by the Bishop to pay his tribute to the fallen judge.

However, Chief Okorocha, was stopped midway into his speech, by Charley Boy who walked up angrily to the altar and snatched the micro-phone from the governor, to the embarrassment of all the dignitaries present. It was a disgrace to the governor.

Among eminent Nigerians present at the church service included representative of President Goodluck Jonathan, the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Senator Anyim Pius Anyim, Governors Willie Obiano (Anambra), Theodore Orji (Abia); the Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives, Chief Emeka Ihedioha and former governors of Anambra State, Senator Chris Ngige and Mr Peter Obi respectively.

Also present, were the former governor of Imo State, Ikedi Ohakim, Senator Uche Chukwumerije and the Minister of Labour, Chief Emeka Wogu, the state Police Commsiioner, Almajid Ali and the Divisional Police Officer, DPO, for Oguta, Ikembuchukwu Abugu.

The intervention of Bishop Kukah could not assuage Charly Boy's anger as he insisted that no politician would take advantage of his father's burial to score "cheap political" goals. He insisted that the Governor should not speak at the event.

However, obviously embarrassed by Charley Boy's action, the Governor and members his entourage hurriedly left the church service mid-way, despite entreaties from the officiating Bishop Kuka for them to stay on.

It was gathered that Charly Boy's action followed a recent statement by Government House, Owerri, to the effect that the Oputa family was given N20 million to assist it in the burial arrangements.

Sources told Saturday Vanguard, however, that "the family never received a dime from either Okorocha or the state government, not to talk of the alleged N20 million said to have been made available to them,'' as reported by a section of the media".

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Sugar Rush was produced by DeeVee and is the actress/singer's debut single under DB Records.

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Police avert massive bomb blast in Kano

Police Logo

The Police in Kano State said it had discovered 13 high calibre Improvised Explosive Devices, IEDs, at Sauna-Fafunga in Dakata area of Kano metropolis.

The Commissioner of Police, Mr.Aderenle Shinaba, displayed the devices to newsmen in Kano yesterday.

Shinaba said the explosives were.discovered at about 1.30p.m. in a rickety car parked near a Friday Mosque.

A 10 year old boy was said to have alerted the Divisional Police Officer, DPO, of the area when he notice some strange objects in the car.

"When we got the information, we quickly moved in to the place and in the course of screening the vehicle, our anti-bomb squad discovered the explosives.

"We are simply lucky; what we have here now has the capacity of destroying a whole village and the Abuja incident would have been a child's play.

"The explosives were primed to explode when the Juma'at prayer is going on and they can destroy a whole neighbourhood because they are of high calibre," he said.

He further said the police had to detonate one of them but the Anti-bomb Squad advised that they should be removed from the area.

"The cylinders discovered are of high calibre as they can ruin and destroy a whole village", the commissioner said.

Shinaba commended the people of Kano for the timely information they gave to the police which saved the situation.

Friday, June 27, 2014

Super Eagles refuse playing France over unpaid fee, President Jonathan intervenes

The Super Eagles players today refused to travel to Brasilia for their World Cup second round game with France. It took the intervention and assurance from President Goodluck Jonathan that the players will be paid all their fees by the Nigeria Football Federation, NFF, before the players eventually agreed to travel.

It was reported earlier that the team opted for a meeting with NFF officials over payment of their appearance fees instead of training on Thursday.

The President was brought into the impasse by sports minister Tamuno Danagogo after federation head Aminu Maigari reported the situation to him.

In a phone call to the players who shared their fears, President Jonathan assured them that they would be paid all that they are entitled to. They then agreed to continue playing for their fatherland.

Super Eagles captain Joseph Yobo has told that they would take the flight on Friday.

"I can tell you as team captain that the team will travel to Brasilia today.and we will train, and play against France," he said.

2014 World Cup: Super Eagles boycott training over bonus money

Super Eagles players reportedly missed a scheduled training session yesterday after a disagreement with officials of the National Football Federation over bonus money.

BBC Sports reports that the players believe they are each $15,000 (£8,800) short of what they were expecting for reaching the last 16 in Brazil.

BBC Sport learned the problem lies in the interpretation of the bonus structure, with the players believing they will only receive $10,000 for their win 1-0 over Bosnia-Hercegovina.and $5,000 for the 0-0 draw with Iran.

The players' understanding was they would receive a $30,000 payment for qualifying from the group.

However, it is believed the Nigerian Football Federation's offer to the players includes the agreed win and draw bonuses plus 30% of the prize money due from Fifa for reaching the knockout stage.

This is understood to rise to 40% of the prize money from Fifa if Nigeria were to win their round of 16 match, 50%.for a quarter-final victory, 60% for a win in the semi-final stage and 70% for lifting the trophy.

While all parties work to find a resolution to the misunderstanding, coach Stephen Keshi has insisted it will not affect the team's performance.

And it has been confirmed to the BBC that the players will travel to Brasilia on Friday as scheduled and will train in the evening and over the weekend.

Source: BBC Sports

Photos: President Jonathan visits Abuja bomb blast site

President Goodluck Jonathan this morning visited the scene of the bomb blast that rocked Emab Plaza in Abuja on Wednesday June 25th, killing 21 people and leaving 17 people seriously injured.

The President, who arrived in Abuja yesterday from the aborted attendance at the 23rd Ordinary Session of African Union Heads of States and Government in Malabo, also visited some of the victims of the blast.currently receiving treatment at the Maitama District Hospital in Abuja. See more photos below...

Suarez 4-month ban too harsh - victim Chiellini

The four month football ban ordered against Uruguay striker Luis Suarez for his World Cup bite is too harsh, the victim Italy defender Giorgio Chiellini said Friday.

"I have always considered unequivocal the disciplinary interventions by the competent bodies, but at the same time I believe that the proposed formula is excessive," said Chiellini on his website.

Football governing body FIFA slapped the four month ban from all football activity and a nine game international match suspension, effectively kicking Suarez out of the World Cup.

Suarez bit Chiellini during Uruguay's 1-0 victory over Italy in their World Cup Group D clash on Tuesday.

Chiellini said he felt for Suarez and his family.

"There only remains the anger and the disappointment about the match. At the moment, my only thought is for Luis and his family, because they will face a very difficult period.

"I sincerely hope he will be allowed to stay close to his teammates during the games, because such a ban is really alienating for a player."

Suarez bid farewell to his team-mates on Thursday as they prepared for Saturday's last 16 game with Colombia.

It is the third time Suarez has been banned for biting and opponent.

He served a seven-game ban for biting a player in November 2010 when he was with Dutch side Ajax and a 10 game suspension after biting Chelsea defender Branislav Ivanovic in April 2013.

The Uruguay federation said they planned to appeal and the player has received widespread support in his homeland.

Read BeyoncĂ©’s Tribute to Michael Jackson on 5th Anniversary of His Death

Beyoncé has always credited Michael Jackson as one of her biggest inspirations. Yesterday Wednesday 25th June 2014 was the 5th anniversary of the death of the late King of Pop.

Beyonce on her website wrote an emotional piece of how.Michael changed her and helped her become a better performer. Read below...;

When I was just starting out, my first producer used to make me listen to Michael Jackson's live performance of "Who's Loving You."

He would have me watch that for hours back to back to back. What he wanted me to learn was his soul.

You could hear his soul.

And he was this little kid who hadn't experienced love but he was a vessel. For whatever reason he could evoke more emotion than an adult.

It was so raw and so pure. It was these little things that he did that were just swag.

It's something that's God given.

Michael taught me that sometimes you have to forget technique, forget what you have on. If you feel silly, you have to go from the gut just let it go.

Michael Jackson changed me, and helped me to become the artist I am thank you Michael.

Love always,

Photos: Cossy Orjiakor puts her boobs on display to support Super Eagles

Cossy Orjiakor shared topless photo of her featuring her huge boobs in support of the Super Eagles. She dedicated the first picture to Ahmed Musa, who scored the two goals for Nigeria against Argentina.

"Dedicated to the scorer of last match 2 goals... hahaha u like...crazy crazy crazy.... Team Nigeria" Cossy captioned the first photo.

Thursday, June 26, 2014

FIFA bans Luis Suarez for 4 months for biting Italian defender Chiellini

Luis Suarez has been banned for four months from all football related activities by FIFA for biting Italian defender Giorgio Chiellini during the Uruguay-Italy match played on June 24th.

FIFA's disciplinary committee released a statement on their website stating that "The player Luis Suárez is regarded as having breached art. 48 par. 1 lit. d of the FIFA Disciplinary Code (FDC) (assault), and art. 57 of the FDC (an act of unsporting behaviour towards another player).

* "The player Luis Suárez is to be suspended for nine (9) official matches. The first match of this suspension is to be served in the upcoming FIFA World Cup fixture between Colombia and Uruguay on 28 June. The remaining match suspensions shall be served in Uruguay's next FIFA World Cup match (es), as long as the team qualifies, and/or in the representative team's subsequent official matches in accordance with art. 38 par. 2a) of the FDC.

* "The player Luis Suárez is banned from taking part in any kind of football-related activity (administrative, sports or any other) for a period of four (4) months in accordance with art. 22 of the FDC.

* "A stadium ban is pronounced against the player Luis Suárez in accordance with art. 21 of the FDC as follows: the player Luis Suárez is prohibited from entering the confines of any stadium during the period of the ban (point 3).

* "The player Luis Suárez is prohibited from entering the confines of any stadium in which the representative team of Uruguay is playing while he has to serve the nine-match suspension (point 2).

* "The player Luis Suárez is ordered to pay a fine in the amount of CHF 100,000 ($112,000). The decision was notified to the player and the Uruguayan FA today.

"Such behaviour cannot be tolerated on any football pitch, and in particular not at a FIFA World Cup when the eyes of millions of people are on the stars on the field. The Disciplinary Committee took into account all the factors of the case and the degree of Mr Suárez's guilt in accordance with the relevant provisions of the Code. The decision comes into force as soon it is communicated," said Claudio Sulser, chairman of the FIFA Disciplinary Committee.

Newlyweds Kim and Kanye West reportedly having issues

Kim and Kanye West are reportedly butting heads over Kim's obsessive compulsive desire to hoard things.

Sources tell Dish Nation, "Kim rents two storage lockers and had two rooms in her old house reserved for piles of clothes and shoes she never wears."

"She also keeps years of backdated magazine and newspaper clippings that she's been mentioned in. Kanye doesn't mind that Kim is so self-involved; he just wishes she was more organized about it. He told her to scan it onto a hard drive and to toss the paper trail "They had their first major post-wedding fight after Kanye threw out boxes of Kim's hoarded items because Kanye says Kim's crap is wrecking his design aesthetic."

"They don't see eye to eye on this topic. Kim was furious after Kanye told her she should go on a show like 'Hoarders.' He warned Kim that he can't live with her if she continues to stockpile useless goods."

Kim has confessed on her reality show that she's a hoarder though.

Boko Haram members flee Sambisa forest over snake bites and spiritual attacks

Boko Haram members are now fleeing the Sambisa forest to local governments areas across Borno State owing to strange developments in the forest, believed to be a spiritual attack, Dailypost reports.

This was revealed by two members of the Islamic militants arrested on Wednesday at Mairi ward behind University of Maiduguri by members of the Civilian JTF.

According to Kolo Mustapha, one of the insurgents arrested, snakes are now attacking them in the forest.

"Most of us are fleeing because there are too many snakes now in the forest, once they bite, they disappeared and the victims do not last for 24 hours.

"We were told that the people of Chibok local government are the ones turning into snake and attacking us in the forest", he disclosed.

He said some of their leaders have escaped to Cameroon because they are known to the Nigerian authorities and could be easily identified.

According to him, those of them who lived all their lives in Maiduguri have nowhere to go but to return to the town.

He said they came in Tuesday and were trying to hide in some uncompleted building when some members of the Civilian JTF identified and arrested them.

"We are pleading with them to spare our lives, we were forced into the sect, but we know that it is not the right way. I have never killed anyone, but my friend here has killed people", he said.

Umar Abor, the other sect member arrested said Kolo Mustapha was lying as all of them had participated in all heinous acts by the sect in the past.

"We have fought together since 2010, we have fought in Marte, Bama, Buni Yadima and Gwoza. We were not in Chibok, we have not seen the girls but we heard about it. Our leaders have been talking about it and we have been following all news from the radio.

"We decided to flee when almost all our comrades are leaving the Sambisa because of constant attacks by snakes, which we were told was as a result of the Chibok girls abducted.

"They (our leaders) told us that it was the people of Chibok that are hunting us through diabolical means in the form of snakes. We were in the forest in 2010 and 2011; we left and came back last year but we have never experienced snakes as this year. It is believed that the Chibok people are using "juju" to pursue us because of their children", he said.

According to him, they had realized their mistakes and had turned a new leaf.

The also promised that if spared, they would help the community in fishing out some of their members.

Ali Musa, leader of the Civilian JTF at Bama road, who arrested the sect members told DailyPost that many of them have been fleeing the Sambisa forest since last two weeks.

"These ones have not attempted to run or do anything stupid, they promised to take us to where they hide their weapons, now we are taking them to our chairman in sector 5, before they will be handed over to security operatives."

Boko Haram attacks military post, abducts soldiers

Men suspected to be members of the Boko Haram sect on Tuesday night attacked a military post at Bulabulin Ngaura in Damboa Local Government Area of Borno State and killed 16 soldiers while some were abducted.

One of the soldiers that narrowly escaped the attack, who confirmed this to journalists in Maiduguri, said, "We were totally subdued by the insurgents."

He said, "Some of my colleagues were abducted and many others escaped with bullet wounds. Dozens of Boko Haram insurgents stormed our checkpoint at Bulabulin on Tuesday night.

"The terrorists came in a convoy of over 30 vehicles, mounted with Anti Aircraft guns (AA)."

On how he was able to escape unhurt, he said, "I was at the checkpoint when the terrorists came, we tried our best but they had advantage over us. They had AA and we had Ak47 rifles that are not fully loaded. When we realised that they had taken over the place, some of us escaped to Maiduguri and other places but many could not make it.

"As I am talking to you, 16 bodies of our colleagues have been brought to Maiduguri, this is apart from those that sustained injuries and many others that are missing in action."

As of the time of filing the report, the military authorities have not issued a press statement on the attack.

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Bomb blast rocks Emab Plaza in Abuja, Soldiers kill suspect

A massive bomb blast ripped off Emab Plaza, one of the biggest and most busy malls in Abuja killing 21 people whlie 17 people were seriously injured and have been taken to Maitama District Hospital, Gwarimpa hospital, Wuse hospital, Garki hospital and National hospital.

The blast, which went off at 3:57 pm, triggered a big bang that set the massive shopping mall on fire.

The Coordinator, National Information Centre, Mr Mike Omeri, said that soldiers killed one of the suspected bombers and arrested another.

Omeri told newsmen in Abuja that the attackers came on a power bike and planted an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) by the entrance of the shopping mall.

NAN gathered that the suspects, who attempted to flee the scene of the incident, were shot and arrested by personnel of the Guards Brigade on patrol duty in the area.

One of them later died from wounds sustained from gunshots while a bag containing IEDs was also recovered from the suspects.

FCT Minister Bala Mohammed gave an assurance during a visit to the Maitama hospital that the Federal Government would foot the medical bills of the victims.

Mohammed advised residents to be very vigilant at all times and report suspicious movements to security agencies for prompt action to check such attacks.

2014 World Cup: Nigeria qualifies for Round of 16

Nigeria has qualified to the knock-out stages as runners up in Group F.

Despite losing 3-2 to Argentina this evening, Nigeria is the first African nation to make it to the Round of 16.

#I'm so sorry i've not being blogging much. I travelled to Ibadan. The network here is very poor. I'll do my best to keep you guys updated. Thanks for sticking with DavidvsNaija.

Justin Bieber involved in a car accident

Justin Bieber was involved in a car accident in Beverly Hills, Calif. on Tuesday June 24 (yesterday) at approximately 2 p.m. PST, after a paparazzo car had been chasing the 20-year-old pop star in his Escalade.

The Escalade, in which Justin Bieber had been riding as a passenger, crashed into a third car as the Biebs' driver was trying to lose a paparazzo-driven vehicle that was hot on his trail.

Justin's SUV was moving fast down Canon Drive in Beverly Hills when a BMW pulled out of a parking lot near Bouchon restaurant and crashed into the Escalade, an eyewitness tells TMZ.

Justin "almost immediately" jumped out of the SUV and sped off in another car, covering his face from snapping paparazzi. Law enforcement say no one was injured.

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Meriam Ibrahim finally leaves Sudan

Meriam Ibrahim, the Sudanese woman sentenced to death for Apostasy, has finally been freed after she was re-arrested at Khartoume airport as she attempted to leave Sudan with her family to an undisclosed location.

U.S. State Department during a briefing with reporters in Washington D.C today said Meriam is now free, safe and secure but didn't make it clear if she'd left Sudan for the U.S, where she's expected to seek political asylum.

Sudanese officials later said they didn't arrest Meriam, that she was only detained over a "travel document issue" that was discovered at the airport but she's since been released and had boarded a flight out of Sudan today. Her whereabouts are currently unknown.

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Justin Bieber moves to Bev Hills, neighbors complain they can't accommodate him

Justin Bieber moved to Beverly Hills earlier this month and his neighbors are already pissed.

According to TMZ Bieber rented 2 units in a new, fancy Bev Hills condo building. He's rented both a penthouse unit and the unit on the floor below, even though the units don't connect. Justin needed the space not just for him but for his entourage.

TMZ reports his neighbors have already contacted the HOA because of excessive noise and marijuana. While cops have been called twice.

A resident in the building tells TMZ, "The smell of marijuana was permeating the floor, especially my hallway which is shared by [Justin's] unit."

A neighbor also told TMZ Justin was having a small party Monday where his deck was outfitted with bongs and a bar and the entire penthouse floor was being hotboxed.

You will recall when Justin Bieber recently relocated to Atlanta residents protested he is bad for their kids.

Plane flying from Nigeria to Gabon missing

A four-seater plane flying from Nigeria to Gabon via Cameroon has gone missing.

The plane, owned by the U.S. company Global Aviation, took off from Kano in northern Nigeria at 1800 hours on Monday en route Libreville in Gabon, where it was scheduled to arrive at 2300 hours, after a stopover in Douala, Cameroon.

However, the station said that the plane, with only the American pilot on board, did not make it to Douala.

It said the last contact the plane had with the control tower took place in Mongo, which is two hours flight from the Cameroonian economic capital.

Report says that search and rescue operations led by Cameroon's civil aviation authorities have not yielded any positive results.

Sudanese woman, Meriam Ibrahim re-arrested at airport

Meriam Ibrahim

Meriam Ibrahim, the Sudanese woman who was freed yesterday from death row after months of being in detention for marrying a Christian and denouncing her Muslim faith has been re-arrested by security officials at the Khartoum Airport in Sudan.

One of Ms Ibrahim's lawyers said she was being held at a security building outside the airport along with her Christian American husband Daniel Wani and their two young children.

Her husband said on Monday the family intended to travel to the US upon her release. About 40 security agents detained Ms Ibrahim today as they tried to board a plane.

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Drama as soldiers stop and search Speaker Tambuwal’s car with anti-bomb detectors

Aminu Tambuwal

Soldiers in Kaduna State, at the Hotel Seventeen, venue of the international conference on security and development challenges of pastoralism in West and Central Africa, humiliated the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Honourable Aminu Tambuwal, by insisting that his official vehicle must be searched before he would be admitted into the conference venue.

This made the security details attached to Tambuwal to protest but the soldiers stood their ground. Some of the soldiers were said to have.insisted that they were acting on "orders from.above."

Angered by the conduct of the soldiers, the Speaker came out of the car and trekked into the venue while other VIPs including governors, who attended the conference were allowed into the hotel without being stopped.

A source, who witnessed the drama, said, "The convoy was driving to Hotel 17, the venue of the conference. The soldiers sighted the speaker's convey and picked out his car, insisting that it must be searched.

"They asked him to wind down his window glass. The speaker was shocked that even after recognising him, the soldiers still said they wanted to search his official car."

His Special Adviser on Media and Public Affairs, Mr. Imam Imam, confirmed the incident and described it as unusual for security operatives to search a staff car belonging to the speaker.

He said the soldiers subjected the Speaker's car to a search, using anti-bomb detectors, saying, "if the number four citizen of this country can be subjected to such treatment, only God knows what will happen [to an ordinary man]."

First Photo: Sudanese woman sentenced to death for marrying a Christian man after her release

The Sudanese woman sentenced to death by hanging for marrying a Christian man was released yesterday June 23rd after a Sudanese Supreme Court ordered her immediate release.

Meriam Ibrahim is seen in the picture flanked on her right by her husband, Daniel Wani, their 21-month-old son Martin who was in prison with her, their newly born daughter Maya and her legal team.

Meriam is currently being kept in a secret place.

Monday, June 23, 2014

Suicide bomber attacks Kano school, 8 died, 20 injured

8 people were killed while 20 people are injured in a bomb blast that was carried out by a suicide bomber this afternoon in Kano School of Hygiene Technology located along Gida Murtala - BUK road.

The victims of the blast were new intakes of the school undergoing screening exercise.

Briefing Reporters on the scene, Kano Commissioner of Police, Adelenre Shinaba revealed that 8 vehicles parked within the premises of the state owned tertiary institution were damaged.

Mr. Shinaba stated that the incident occurred around 2.05pm when new students of the College were undergoing screening at the school.

The Commissioner disclosed that a suspect was apprehended at the scene as he ruled out car bombing of this latest attack.

Mr. Shinaba said that "every lead seems to point at suicide bombing, unlike our previous experience none of the vehicles parked inside this school caught fire and there is no hole around to suggest a car bombing but all leads are still open for investigation".

The Commissioner further disclosed that lifeless bodies of the affected students have been deposited at the morgue, while the injured are receiving treatment at undisclosed Government Hospital.